Our first Culture Camp of the summer is set for Monday, June 3, at the Cokata Wiconi teen center. The camp is open to youth ages 4 to 18, and it will run every day that week from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Culture Camps will take place the first week of each summer month. During this inaugural camp, highlights will include two days of learning about medicinal and traditional plants with Linda Bishop, two days of learning traditional arts with Ray Dupris, and traditional cooking with Tammy Eagle Hunter, our youth programs director.
“With Linda, the kids will learn about picking sage, digging for tipsila and making salve with native plants,” she said. “With Ray, they’ll learn about making traditional arts with buckskin, rawhide and beadwork. Then I’m going to work with them to make papa soup — dried meat, dried turnips and dried corn — one night for supper.”